Serooskerke, The Netherlands, April 30th 2018
OOS International Group has revealed its new game changing Semi-Submersible Fast Floatel.
After two years of engineering together with Leenaars BV and close discussions with oil majors, engineering contractors and evaluating several logistical challenges, OOS proudly announces the finalization of the basic design of the SSFF. OOS is now combining passenger transfer with floatel services by implementing speed with excellent station keeping.
The Semisubmersible braceless ship shaped design has been extracted from the OOS Gretha.
The units, the OOS Madelief & OOS Bloeme will measure 100 meters in length and 50 meters width; with a total of 348 single man cabins and an economical speed of 24 Knots.
In the field the vessel will submerge the floaters for excellent motions on DP, preventing seasickness at zero speed during transfer of personnel and standby. The vessel’s quick ballast system (4X1200M3/Hr. pumps, 8Xcompressed air driven ballast tanks for quick ballasting: 4X10.000M3/Hr.) can ballast down in just 15 minutes. The comfort rating of the SSFF is between 90 and 95 both in transit and at zero speed on DP.
The SSFF has a capacity of 348 people with 1 man per cabin (with shower and toilet).
This makes it possible to mobilize during the night hours so people arrive fresh in the morning in the field. They can actually take their rest when the vessel is underway. Around 10 offshore production units can be visited during the course of the day and return to port within that very same day. In addition, the units will act as floatels staying long-term next to the FPSO’s or production platforms. Both units comply fully with all Brazilian rules & regulations.
Mr. Léon Overdulve, CEO and founder of OOS International announces: “I am very pleased that we are able to provide safe logistical solutions such as the SSFF by listening carefully to our current and potential end-clients. This project also gives us a lot of gratification by receiving satisfactory confirmation. Innovation is always fun but receiving “thumbs-up” from end-clients is the cherry on the cake” OOS International is doing its utmost to efficiently accomplish the most difficult projects within effective timeframes and without any environmental issues for its clients.
For further information about this press release, please contact the Communications Department of OOS International: Communications@oosinternational.com.
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